Welcome to Center for Book Arts' auction. You'll find an array of remarkable items from across the spectrum of book arts. Incredible gift possibilities for the holidays or a treat for yourself. In addition to bidding on items; you have the option to buy outright.
All proceeds support the Center's infrastructure and the resources we need to serve you and others who look to the Center for classes, lectures, fellowships, book arts scholarship and conservation. You may also donate directly towards key Center activities like our ingenious instructors, student scholarships, caring for the collections, or the studio equipment.
Winning bidders who live locally may arrange to pick up their items by emailing us here. For those who opt to have their items mailed, a shipping and handling fee will be added.
The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary visual and literary arts, while being a model organization locally, nationally, and internationally within the field. We achieve this through exhibitions, classes, public programming, literary presentations, opportunities for artists and writers, publications, and collections.
Founded in 1974 and still located in Manhattan, it was the first not-for-profit organization of its kind in the nation, and has since become a model for others around the world.
Thank you for your support!